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LASTMA warns LagosRide operators against flouting traffic laws

By Eniola Daniel
26 September 2022   |   7:13 am
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has warned operators/drivers of LagosRide Taxi in the state against disobedience to the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018.

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The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has warned operators/drivers of LagosRide Taxi in the state against disobedience to the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018.

According to the Director, of Public Affairs LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, the General Manager, of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba sounded the warning when top management of Ibile Holdings Limited, owners of ‘LagosRide’ Taxi led by its Chief Executive Officer, Abiodun Amokomowo paid a working visit to LASTMA Headquarters at Oshodi, Lagos.

“Oreagba said the warning became imperative to check excesses of the operators/drivers who do not usually consider the safety of other road users and their penchant for disregarding traffic law while on the road.

In his words: “Let me state here clearly that impunity of drivers of these ‘LagosRide’ Taxi driving on BRT corridors/obstructions on major roads is becoming alarming and as a responsible and responsive agency of government, we would no longer condone their recklessness as we shall continue to apply the full weight of the Law on motorists found contravening any sections of the Traffic Laws”.

In his address, Amokomowo said the company is an investment company of the Lagos State Government created to spur its economic growth by supporting commerce, and viable and strategic industries that are crucial to the socioeconomic development of the State.

He stated that as a way of ensuring the safety of riders and passengers, each ‘LagosRide’ Taxi is installed with a full security gadget including a 360 dashboard camera that will give 24-hours auto visual feeds to the control centre in case of any emergency.

Amokomowo maintained that each driver of ‘LagosRide’ Taxi undergoes a full verification exercise which includes Lagos State Drivers’ Institute (LASDRI) I.D Cards, medical history, verification of NIN and Lagos resident registration numbers and other background checks before being considered for the ‘Lease-To-Own’ Taxi scheme.

He, however, commended the management of LASTMA and all field officers for the wonderful job they are doing in ensuring proper management and control of traffic on Lagos roads.